Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E! We reached 3000 miles!

Here at Garbutt + Elliott we have been committed to raising funds for our two charity partners this year, Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and York Rescue Boat. As a company we thought outside the box to come up with a company-wide challenge that everyone could take part in.

 

Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E!

From Monday 10th August to Sunday 6th September we set an ambitious challenge. As a team we aimed to cover a total distance of 3000 miles, equivalent to the 3000 nautical miles Yorkshire Rows covered across the Atlantic Ocean in 2016. Read our Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E blog for more details about what our company challenge was all about here. 

 

Did we reach our goal?

Yes! We smashed our 3000 mile target reaching a final total of 4060 miles!

We had so much fun achieving our miles for this challenge from walking, running, scooting with grandparents to mucking out horses! All of which helped contribute to our total miles achieved.

We are pleased to announce that so far we have raised a total of £1,100! You can access our Virgin just giving page here if you wish to help contribute to our fundraising.

 

What it’s really all about

Fundraising is essential to so many charities, these donations really help charities carry out the good work they do to help others.

Jane Hinkins is a heart mum of our charity Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Jane has kindly shared her story of her son George and how LCHSF has supported families like Janes. The video is a beautiful insight into how our fundraising money can really help others and what our Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E was all about.

Click Here to watch Jane’s video.